A brief look at the band of juvenile delinquents that would become the seed from which the Kelly Gang’s network of sympathisers would sprout.
Burrowa News (NSW : 1874 – 1951), Friday 9 July 1880, page 1 THE GLENROWAN OUTRAGE. MR. MORTIMER’S STATEMENT. Mr. Mortimer, a relative to Mr. Curnow, the man who stopped the train, states: “After we were bailed up we were taken over to Mrs. Jones’s Hotel, and were kept there until it was determined by […]
Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Vic. : 1855 – 1918), Tuesday 17 May 1881, page 3 THE POLICE COMMISSION. [FROM THE ARGUS REPORTER.] On Saturday morning the commission went by road from Benalla to Glenrowan, passing through Greta. En route a short stay was made at the residence of Mrs Kelly, mother of the late […]
To date the most accurate dramatic on-screen depiction of the Kelly story is the 1980 television mini-series The Last Outlaw. Though far from perfect, it comes very close at times to being spot on. The series was originally imagined as a sprawling epic over around a dozen movie-length episodes like the previous production by the […]
The Kelly armour is one of the most famous, and popular, symbols in Australian culture. It has helped to elevate Ned Kelly from being a mere bushranger to being a symbol of rebellion. But, how did it come to be and how have these four steel suits become such important historical relics? This article will give you all you need to know.
A contemporary new report describing the siege and Ned Kelly’s arrival in Melbourne.
A contemporary news report covering the immediate aftermath of the siege.
A quick overview of key points about the historical outlaw.
A collection of illustrations and associated text from an issue of the Australasian Sketcher.
Steve Hart visits Ann Jones’s tea rooms in Wangaratta in the days before his outlawry.